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Tahquitz Canyon and Tahquitz Falls, Palm Springs, CA......Photoshop action from apples & sisters resources......Texture from Kerstin Frank Art on flickr......Photoshop CS3......
Centuries ago, ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) Indians settled in the Palm Springs area. they developed complex communities in the Tahquitz, Chino, and Indian Canyons. With an abundant water supply the plants, animals, and Cahuilla Indians thrived. They grew crops of melons, squash, beans, and corn. They gathered plants and seeds for food, medicines, and basket weaving. Today, remains of Cahuilla society like rock art, housepits, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails, and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons.
As early as the 1890's, Palm Springs and the surrounding area have been described as a recreation oasis. Tahquitz Canyon and three southern canyons are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Palm Canyon is considered the world's largest California Fan Palm Oasis.
January 1st, 2013
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